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I think this film is in 3D which the Bombay may not have been able to accommodate.
New ad in photo section claims 220 seats.
Opening ad now in the photo section.
I believe this was the Pompano Drive-In from 1953- 1959.
This place now claims to have 14 screens.
Rivest, they accepted them without art work and only one column by two inches for non-mainstream titles by 1970.
The refused ads for the premiere of “I Am Curious (Yellow)” at the Flamingo but later accepted them when the film moved over to the North Miami.
I seem to recall a really modern sleek design with curtain wall coverings all around that made the screen area almost disappear when the curtains were closed.
The seats and leg room were nothing special and paled next to the high back ‘rocking chairs’ and leg space at the Bay Harbor and Sunny Isles.
The Holiday went back to mainstream films after the porn incident in the article above and closed sometime in 1990.
It was only an evening paper with an older demographic by then.
Rivest, I was one the assistant managers at this opening. AMC would have advertised the opening only in The Miami Herald and, like many distributors, did not take advantage of the combined rate that included The Miami News.
Nice find, Rivest. This mean that the Palm, 22nd Avenue and Liberty City were all three the same drive-in with different entrances. They DID show the same movies at the same time, all the time.
The old theatres had tons of obstructed view seats that were rarely used but made the house nut higher for film rental purposes. Many multiplexes do that to this day.
Once the house was adapted for roadshow use they expected to sell 100% at each performance so most seats were larger and positions were at least adequate.
Thanks for the great ads, Mark.
The link needs to be updated:
Jeff, Brandt closed it in 1970. It re-opened in 1972 as a discount house with occasional first-runs and ran until the summer of 1987. It later re-opened as a performing arts center with movie facilities.
“Ben-Hur” premiered here in 1959 and again for the 1969 roadshow re-release. I can’t help with the wagon wheel.
Marcy, if you look at previous posts you will find photo links.
This closed in 1989.
I was surprised to see it missing from the Herald since they credit Bill Cosford for helping them serve the community on their website, hence the name change.
Does anyone know if it was open to the public from 1987 to 1994 when it was missing from the Miami Herald movie time clock?
Here is a more thorough article in Boxoffice.
Saps, I either never copied it or lost the remainder of that article.
David, here is a snipet from Variety regarding the re-opening for “SOME LIKE IT HOT” earlier that year.
I don’t have the whole article but it might give you some ideas.
This showed mostly movies from 1913 to 1924. It was the premiere road show house for RAMONA (1916), JOAN THE WOMAN (1916), HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918), WAY DOWN EAST (1920), MONTE CRISTO (1921), SCARAMOUCHE (1923), AMERICA (1924), ALIBI (1929), and SONG O MY HEART (1930), all showing for long runs before that MAEDCHEN move-over.
This apparently closed as a Twin, sometimes showing regular films on one screen and porn on the other.